Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Circuit Drive Water Basin Project

The Town of Narragansett has successfully installed a water quality basin to help protect, preserve and enhance the water quality of the Narrow River. The Town with support from RI DEM and other local agencies and organizations, designed a series of sediment basins, ponds and wetlands which treat runoff from two storm drainage systems that cover 130 acres. The water quality basin covers 2.5 acres and treats runoff pollutants to the Narrow River. This project demonstrates dedication to preserving and enhancing the water quality of a river system and shows what can be done to retrofit storm drains in developed areas when citizens work together.

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John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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